"Collector's Edition, bound in Genuine Leather"; copyright 1977; "With an Introduction by Clifton Fadiman and Illustrations by Boardman Robinson"; The Easton Press publishers, Norwalk, Connecticut; excellent condition with wonderful illustrations; ribbed sleeve; dark brown leather boards with vivid gilt lettering and design; a beautiful Collector's Edition book.
"It is the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships' cables and hawsers. A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it." So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history. In part, Moby-Dick is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopaedia of whaling lore and legend, the book can be seen as part of its author's lifelong meditation on America. Written with wonderfully redemptive humour, Moby-Dick is also a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.